Ponmudi said that the government has come to know about the incidents of admissions starting in some private colleges, strict action will be taken if any college resorts to such admissions before the results of class XII exams are out.
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He said that colleges can admit students only on the basis of marks obtained in class XII examination.
He said that colleges cannot conduct entrance exams to admit students before the results are out.
The minister said that the Supreme Court has directed CBSE to submit Class XII results by July 31 and the state government is working on a modalities to provide marks to students under the state board.
Ponmudi said, “We have to take into account the results of CBSE students. The chief minister has announced the methodology for calculation of class XII marks and the process will be finalized by July 31. Only then will the college admission process be done. can start.” .
The minister said that colleges can start the admission process after August 1.
The Higher Education Minister, however, said that this rule would not be applicable to polytechnic colleges as admission to these institutions is done on the basis of class IX marks.
In Tamil Nadu, the admission for polytechnic courses has already started. As per the evaluation method announced by the state government, class X board exam will carry 50 percent weightage while class XI marks will carry 20 percent weightage. The government has announced 30 percent weightage to the internal assessment and practical examinations of class XII.
The minister also said that there is no link between the cancellation of MPhil courses by Madras University and the National Education Policy 2020.
He said opinion is divided between teachers and students about the need for an MPhil degree, with some universities shutting it down.
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